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The Pueblo Chemical Depot is a chemical weapons storage site located in Pueblo County, Colorado, United States.

The depot houses 2,611 tons (2,369 metric tons) of mustard agent in approximately 780,000 munitions, equivalent to about seven percent of the original chemical material stockpile of the United States.[1][2] The current course of action for the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant, included in the President's Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request, will allow for acceleration of the project schedule. After systemization and pilot testing of the facility, destruction operations are expected began in spring 2015 with full-scale operations to begin later in the year. Destruction of all munitions is expected to be complete in 2019. The plant will operate until all the chemical weapons have been destroyed. Closure activities (shut-down, dismantling, and restoration of site) are slated to be wrapped up by 2022. The plant will use neutralization with a hot caustic solution followed by bacterial biotreatment to destroy mustard agent. [3] This is far outside the deadline set by the Chemical Weapons Convention (April 2012).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Montgomery, Jeff (September 14, 2006). "DuPont may take on more weapons waste". Delaware Online (Delaware News-Journal). Retrieved 2006-09-17. [dead link]
  2. ^ Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant - Colorado
  3. ^ ACWA Website

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Coordinates: 38°16′26″N 104°20′34″W / 38.27389°N 104.34278°W / 38.27389; -104.34278


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Pueblo Chieftain

Pueblo Chieftain
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 02:56:15 -0700

Pueblo Chemical Depot under new officer. BY CHRIS WOODKA The Pueblo Chieftain. Published: June 30, 2015; Last modified: June 30, 2015 04:00AM. Pueblo Chemical Depot is ramping up for the start of full-scale chemical weapons destruction next year, ...

New York Post

New York Post
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 06:26:49 -0800

The Pueblo Chemical Depot in southern Colorado plans to start neutralizing 2,600 tons of aging mustard agent in March as the US moves toward complying with a 1997 treaty banning all chemical weapons. “The start of Pueblo is an enormous step forward to ...
 
Colorado Springs Gazette
Sun, 12 Apr 2015 15:21:50 -0700

Photo - U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot, Pueblo Colorado, April 8, 2015 - + caption U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot, Pueblo Colorado, April 8, 2015 - In this image captured from a video feed, a Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP), ...

Pueblo Chieftain

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Sat, 27 Jun 2015 21:41:15 -0700

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Deutsche Welle

Colorado Springs Gazette
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:44:41 -0800

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KKTV 11 News

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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 03:16:52 -0700

Crews at Pueblo Chemical Depot in Colorado used explosives to tear open a container of mustard agent Wednesday and then flooded it with another chemical to neutralize it. Depot spokesman Thomas Schultz says the detonation was inside a sealed ...

KKTV 11 News

KKTV 11 News
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:22:30 -0800

An ammunition stockpile depot built in the World War II era is getting ready to break down some chemical weapons. The Pueblo Chemical Depot houses most of the remaining 10 percent of the nation's chemical weapon stockpile. They're now taking on a ...

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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:01:59 -0700

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